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September 29, 1906


Author Affiliations

Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia; Ophthalmologist to the Widener Memorial Home for Crippled Children, Philadelphia; Consulting Ophthalmologist to the American Oncologic Hospital, Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(13):994-1003. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210130018001f

Amid the illuminating advances that have characterized the rapid progress of medical science during a trifle more than the last decade, the spectacular and beneficent discovery of Professor Roentgen, of Wurzburg, occupies a position of acknowledged preëminence.

The classical papers which first startled the world of science have been followed by a flood of literature emanating from hosts of enthusiastic workers from almost every corner of the globe, and while the hopes and promises have to some extent failed of materialization yet the amazing therapeutic results that have been wrought up to the present moment should abundantly merit our profound appreciation and study.

Ophthalmic science has had its quota of fleet-footed workers, eager to develop the far-reaching possibilities of the newly discovered form of radiant energy. It is our purpose to institute an inquiry into the results thus far achieved and to attempt to define the present position of the

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